Oline Cogdill


The winners of the 2014 Agatha Awards were announced this weekend at the Malice Domestic 26 conference (May 2-4, 2014) at the Hyatt, Bethesda, Maryland.

Congratulations to all of this year’s Agatha winners and nominees. Good books all.

The winners below are in bold:

The Wrong Girl, Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge Books)

Through the Evil Days, Julia Spencer-Fleming (Minotaur Books)
Pagan Spring, G.M. Malliet (Minotaur Books)
How the Light Gets In, Louise Penny (Minotaur Books)
Clammed Up, Barbara Ross (Kensington Books)




budewitz_deathaldenteBEST FIRST NOVEL
Death Al Dente, Leslie Budewitz (Berkley Prime Crime)
You Cannoli Die Once, Shelley Costa (Pocket Books)
Board Stiff, Kendel Lynn (Henery Press)
Kneading to Die, Liz Mugavero (Kensington)
Front Page Fatality, LynDee Walker (Henery Press)




todd_aquestionofhonorBEST HISTORICAL NOVEL
A Question of Honor, Charles Todd (William Morrow)

Heirs and Graces, Rhys Bowen (Berkley)
Death in the Time of Ice, Kaye George (Untreed Reads Publishing)
A Friendly Game of Murder, JJ Murphy (Signet)
Murder in Chelsea, Victoria Thompson (Berkley Prime Crime)




grabenstein_escapefrommrlemoncellosBEST CHILDREN'S/ YA
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Chris Grabenstein (Random House Books)

The Testing, Joelle Charbonneau (HMH Books for Young Readers)
Traitor in the Shipyard: A Caroline Mystery, Kathleen Ernst (American Girl Mysteries)
Andi Unexpected, Amanda Flower (Zonderkidz)
Code Busters Club: Mystery of the Pirate's Treasure, Penny Warner (Edgmont USA)


stashower_thehourofperilBEST NONFICTION
The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War, Daniel Stashower (Minotaur Books)
Georgette Heyer, Jennifer Kloester (Source Books Inc.)
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, Maria Konnikova (Viking Penguin)
Not Everyone's Cup of Tea: An Interesting & Entertaining History of Malice Domestic's First 25 Years, Verena Rose and Rita Owen, editors (Wildside Press)



"The Care and Feeding of House Plants" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Art Taylor

 "Evil Little Girl" in Don't Get Mad, Get Even, Barb Goffman (Wildside Press) "Nightmare" in Don't Get Mad, Get Even, Barb Goffman (Wildside Press)
"The Hindi Houdini" in Fish Nets, Gigi Pandian (Wildside Press)
"Bread Baby" in Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold, Barbara Ross (Level Best Books)